Liverpool starlet blames Manchester City for holding him back

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Liverpool starlet Bobby Duncan has waxed lyrical on his first season with Liverpool after the young Reds’ FA Youth Cup triumph last night, but has hit out at Manchester City for holding him back.

The Scouser spent seven years in City’s academy setup before he rejected a professional contract in 2017. Bobby spent a year with Wigan before he could join up with Liverpool.

City were holding my registration back and I couldn’t do anything. I had other clubs coming in for me but the only club I wanted to join was Liverpool – I knew straight away,” he’s quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.

Speaking on his first season at Anfield, the 17-year-old could not be happier. “It couldn’t have gone better, to be honest. We’re in the title race for the league, we’ve just won the Youth Cup. 

If someone had told me that at the end of the season we’d have done all this, I would have jumped at it, I would have been buzzing. I can’t even believe it, it hasn’t hit me yet.

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Duncan, cousin of Steven Gerrard, scored an invaluable goal for Liverpool U18s last night as he levelled the scoreline in the FA Youth Cup final five minutes from time.

The match ended in a 1-1 stalemate and went to a shootout. Cole Palmer hit the bar with City’s second penalty, and with Liverpool putting all five away, it was Paul Glatzel’s final kick that claimed victory for the Reds.

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